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Eric Foner & Geoffrey Ward, Monday, April 27

You are invited to a private dinner with award-winning historians Eric Foner and Geoffrey Ward.

In 2011, Eric received a Pulitzer for his work The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery. His latest book, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad delves into “the dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislaver activits who defied the law to help them reach freedom.”


With over five Emmy awards to his credit as screenwriter for the PBS series American Experience and the documentarian Ken Burns, Geoffrey’s latest work A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, 1905-1928 “tells the dramatic story of Franklin Roosevelt’s unlikely rise from cloistered youth to the brink of presidence with a richness of detail and vivid sense of time, place, and personality usually found only in fiction.”


The dinner will be hosted by Jackie Weld, Jeannette and Alexander Sanger on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:30pm at the home of Jackie Weld. All contributions will benefit the PEN American Center.




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